Meet the Scientist - June 2013

Meet the Scientist Webinar Series

Please join us by phone or on the web for our Meet the Scientist Webinar Series! Hear leading mental health researchers present the latest in new technologies, diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies and next generation therapies for mental illness.

Webinar Details:

Topic: "Depression in Children and Adolescents"
When: Tuesday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST

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Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Council Member
NARSAD Independent and Young Investigator Grantee
Marie B. Gale Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston

Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.Trained in clinical psychology and in psychiatry, Dr. Wagner has achieved international recognition for her work in helping to explain and treat childhood mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Her research has advanced understanding that mood disorders in children are serious conditions that can profoundly impact quality of life into adolescence and adulthood. Dr. Wagner’s major impact has been in the study of pharmacological treatments, but there has been controversy concerning the potential danger of the use of antidepressants. Her research is aimed at clarifying the pros and cons of pharmacological treatment for the young.



Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Acting President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research FoundationJeffrey Borenstein, M.D., joined the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in 2012 as Chief Medical Officer and was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer at the start of 2013. Dr. Borenstein has more than two decades of experience in health and non-profit leadership. He is former CEO/Medical Director of Holliswood Hospital, where he served from 1996 to 2012. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and the Host of the award-winning series, “Healthy Minds,” which is broadcast on public television stations across the United States. He is Editor in Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.

An active contributor to the psychiatric field  for more than three decades, Dr. Borenstein currently chairs the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association, the Mental Health Services Council of NY State, and the Section on Psychiatry, NY Academy of Medicine, where he is a Fellow. Among the many honors to his credit are the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NY State Connie Lieber Award, the American Psychiatric Association Special Presidential Commendation and the Federation of Organizations Community Mental Health Man of the Year Award. 

Dr. Borenstein is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Medicine.

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